Recent Blog Posts
The Easier Way to Replace Your Heating Equipment
01/14/2019The DCSEU no longer requires that you work with a DCSEU Participating Contractor to be eligible for rebates on qualified heating, water heating, and air conditioning equipment. Follow the steps below …
People. Power. Purpose: Building A Lasting Impact in 2018
01/02/2019This post was written by Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
Last year, 2018, marks a year in which the DCSEU turned in its strongest performance ever. With a five-year contract in place, …
Sustainable Energy Monitor: What We're Reading in December
12/24/2018156 major brands going 100% renewable
Among many leaders driving change towards a 100% renewable energy future, find these 156 major global companies—each of whom have pledged to go 100% renewable …
Local Dollars Funding Local D.C. Sustainable Energy Contractors and Workers
07/02/2018Humberto Garces was a third-year medical student when, in 2000, he and his brother were forced to flee Colombia. “I was shot the same day that my father was assassinated,” says Garces, whose father …
Oped: The Role of Energy Efficiency in Creating Just and Inclusive Communities
06/29/2018As more people flock to cities in pursuit of economic opportunities and the bustling life of modern urban areas, rising rents, gentrification and the increasing cost of living disproportionately burden low-income communities. But their problems are often forgotten.
Embassy of Canada Completes Lighting Retrofits, Greening Initiatives
05/07/2018After obtaining LEED Silver certification in 2014, the Embassy of Canada in Washington is continuing to work towards further greening of its operations.
Recent Press Releases
DCSEU Releases RFPs for One of the Largest Income-Qualified Solar Efforts in the Country
12/05/2018On Tuesday, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) worth up to $9.6 million seeking contractors and developers for one of the largest income-qualified solar energy efforts in the country.
Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
01/24/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
DCSEU to invest $2 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Benefitting Vulnerable Communities
01/22/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 22 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it will invest $2 million in competitive and innovative projects that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities. With the Income Qualified Efficiency Fund, the DCSEU will provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades – both gas and electric – in affordable housing or institutions that serve vulnerable populations, such as clinics and shelters, in the District. To implement the projects, the DCSEU will focus on working with local contractors, especially District-based Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) registered with the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).